Introduction to Fly Fishing
This workshop will compare traditional fly fishing to the Tenkara Japanese rods and methods. Topics will include casting, locating fish, and a mini fly tying demo. Participants will also get an introduction to aquatic insect life cycles, macro-invertebrates and the importance of water quality. This workshop is presented by Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Author of "Tenkara: Radically Simple Fly Fishing" and a park naturalist. Please bring a valid fishing license. Pre-registration is required. Course will meet at Journey's End Parking Lot.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Introduction to Fly Fishing (ages 12+) 52034 5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park- Journey's End Parking Lot Info
Mother's Day Kayaking
I LOVE YOU MOM! Show her you really care and bring her on a fun and leisurely kayaking trip on the nearby James River. After orientation with your sit-on-top kayak and paddling instruction, you're heading down river. Along the way enjoy quality family time in a beautiful setting with breaks and time for lunch. Each participant gets an individual sit-on-top kayak. No experience necessary. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Must be able to swim. Transportation, guides, and all equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Mother's Day Kayaking (ages 12+) 50085 5/14/2017 - 5/14/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Su Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Stand Up Paddleboarding
SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by a certified paddleboard instructor followed by time in the water to practice and hone your paddling skills. Top off the practice sessions with a trip on the river to get a true SUP experience. Must able to swim. Classes designed for beginners. All equipment, gear, and instruction included. Group will meet at The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+) 52017 4/29/2017 - 4/29/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Register Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+) 52018 5/11/2017 - 5/11/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Th Explore Park Visitor's Center Info
Register Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+) 52019 5/27/2017 - 5/27/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Explore Park Visitor's Center Info